Addiction Studies Certificate

Addiction Studies Certificate

​​​Become Certified in Addiction Treatment and Make a Difference

The number of citizens affected by substance use disorder is in the millions and Ohio is severely affected. The Addiction Studies Certificate program prepares individuals to work in an entry-level position in many community health programs. Coursework includes training in how to assist individuals and families with a variety of issues arising from addiction problems. 

At COTC, students interested in the Addiction Studies Certificate have flexibility to take classes face-to-face or online. Additionally, this certificate can be completed quickly in just two semesters.

The Addiction Studies Certificate is set up to auto-award a certificate on the Human Services Associate of Applied Science track for those students choosing the Chemical Dependency II elective course. This certificate option is available to any COTC student from other disciplines that interact with substance abuse clients or related addiction issues. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for addiction/ substance abuse counselors is expected to increase by 31 percent through 2022. Starting salary is projected at $21,000— 24,000 annually.

Associate of Applied Science​ in Human Services

Students who complete the Addiction Studies certificate are encouraged to keep going because they are well on their way to completing the Associate of Applied Science in Human Services. Talk with an Admissions Representative or click here to learn more about the degree.